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post #76 of 487 Old 09-26-2009, 06:17 PM
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So what size lift and tires are you going with on this one?






Over the mountains and through the woods, across the stream and up the slickrock, down the canyon and over the rocks to nobody's house I go.
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post #77 of 487 Old 09-27-2009, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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So what size lift and tires are you going with on this one?
Trying to decide between these
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post #78 of 487 Old 09-27-2009, 09:01 AM
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LOL That's a tough decision. Can you get the money rims in the same size as the ones on the car?

Nice thread dude. Keep up the good work.

Current Project: The Clockwork Orange. 1975 CJ5. Chevy 307, T90, Dana 18.
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post #79 of 487 Old 09-27-2009, 09:27 AM
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post #80 of 487 Old 09-30-2009, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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The big brown truck brought me some goodies yesterday. Bought a Trans Dapt motor mount swap kit from Summit Racing. It was about half the price of the other brands, we'll see how it works out. Hopefully Fri and Sun I'll get everything in.



Had to remove the bump stop




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post #81 of 487 Old 09-30-2009, 07:26 PM
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just stumbled onto your build and had to say its looking good..ive always loved scramblers and now you got me wanting to hack up the tj

but im gonna wait a few more years i think..john
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post #82 of 487 Old 10-01-2009, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Got the motor in tonight. My father-in-law showed up while I was getting everything ready for tommorrow so we went ahead and put it in while I had the help. I just might have the tranny and transfer case in tommorrow. Since it was last minute I had to snap pics with my cell phone.

Getting ready




Installing the oil pan gasket



Lowering her down



It's in!

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post #83 of 487 Old 10-01-2009, 11:58 PM
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That's going to be so sweet...
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post #84 of 487 Old 10-02-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Got the trans and transfer case in today. I cheated and took the tub off to install them. Work smarter not harder Going to run the brake and fuel lines while the tub is off.

Cleaning them up. Not 100% clean, but a whole lot cleaner than it was. Sorry no before close ups.



Flex plate on.



Going in.



Done. Need to make a mount now.




Hard to see all the parts, but she's in pieces in the corner again.

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NOBODY puts baby in the corner!
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post #86 of 487 Old 10-03-2009, 08:42 PM
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LOOKING GOOD,,does this mean this is your new off road and getting tweaked trail rider, and keep the lj looking good like it does now for a lot longer.

your gonna be done before you know it at this rate..good deal
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post #87 of 487 Old 10-04-2009, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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does this mean this is your new off road and getting tweaked trail rider, and keep the lj looking good like it does now for a lot longer.
Yeah, thats the plan. As much as I enjoy wheeling the LJ, I want to keep it looking nice. This one is going to make it to the top of the rock piles at Hardrock!


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your gonna be done before you know it at this rate..good deal
Not if it nickel and dimes me to death first! Now off to the parts store for a fuel pump.
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Yeah, thats the plan. As much as I enjoy wheeling the LJ, I want to keep it looking nice. This one is going to make it to the top of the rock piles at Hardrock!

Not if it nickel and dimes me to death first! Now off to the parts store for a fuel pump.
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id try to preserve the lj too..its a nice ride for sure..if you get to where ya need a couple extra hands or something im sure me and kelly from the richloam ride could make plans to get down that way too
i would tell ya that if you needed any welding done i could help ya out but i see youve got a lots of get-r-done tools also,haha..
im starting a thread today for hard rock next sunday..and the following sunday is jeep fest 2 blocks from hard rock at the speedway,whoo hoo.
i was told the 17th and 18th but have no idea really.i will just show up there for the jeep fest i guess..
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Got the tub back on to check the clearance. Everything cleared with no problems I will able to reuse the factory crossmember to mount the transfercase will a few mods.



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post #90 of 487 Old 10-08-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Got some more work done to the motor today.

Before



Parts in the "paint booth".



Replacing the timing chain.



Ohh shinny! Right about now I realized I didn't get a pic of the new chain. Oh well, to late now.



Painted the new water pump black to match.



Accessories on.



Painted the intake. Looks like new. Going to put an aluminum one on later.



Finished




Once I get some more spare change, Im going to put on some new valve covers. Need to get a new cap and rotor and then I'll fire it up for a quick test run.
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